Teach Your Scottish Terrier To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Scottish Terrier to Jump for AgilityThis post is concerning how to teach your Scottish Terrier to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting place is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest number of jumps suggested.

How to Teach a Scottish Terrier to jump: Begin with 4

You can teach a Scottish Terrier a multitude of skills, drills, and exercises with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Scottish Terrier jumping right and left. You can be out of the box and send your Scottish Terrier or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.

Teach the Scottish Terrier Eight Jumps

Go to the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now increased the number of exercises that you can try with your Scottish Terrier. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This pattern also allows you to develop a variety of skills.

Teach a Scottish Terrier Double and Triple Jumps

The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Scottish Terriers run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Scottish Terrier is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Scottish Terriers.

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